I weighed myself a couple of weeks ago and was very unhappy with what the scale reported back to me. After it mocked me for a bit, it told me that I currently weigh more than I’ve ever weighed before. And that’s not cool.
So I did what anyone would do: I went out and bought an exercise bike. It’s in the corner of my office, conveniently aimed at the TV that sits on my desk. Coupled with a pair of wireless headphones and my trusty TiVo remote, I’ve been pedaling like crazy while I watch some TV. It works out pretty well.
I also bought an ab roller based on the advice of a buddy. I’ve used it a few times, but I’m pretty convinced it’s a device thought up and constructed by the devil himself, so I haven’t been using it as much as I should. If you’ve never used one before, it’s basically a wheel with handles. You roll it out in front of you, causing your body to stretch out and your abs have to support your entire body weight. The first time I did it, I could barely get out of bed the next morning. My abs haven’t been used like that in years. Probably ever in my lifetime, actually.
But it’s a “good pain”, or so someone who isn’t me might say.
I’ve also been cutting back on my soda intake, to stop having so much caffeine in my system. Or at least trying to. After years of drinking mostly nothing but Coke (and Coke Zero in recent years), it’s tough to cut back. I’ve been getting splitting headaches from the withdrawal that only more caffeine get rid of. It’s kind of terrible. I can’t even imagine weening off something stronger. Good thing I never tried drugs.
I’m hoping the exercise and less soda will help drop a few pounds. I figure anything’s gotta be better than nothing, so I’m taking baby steps.
Once I move out of this apartment and can setup my drums again (and actually play them), I’ll get more exercise regularly. And that’s never a bad thing.